Scanola: how better energy management provided more benefits than expected

While including non energy benefits in a business case may seem a little more abstract than standard profit versus loss accounting decisions, there is still a clear business case to consider. Take the benefits of improved production practices through better and more systemised energy management as an example. More efficient equipment or operation processes can lead to shorter process times and use of lower cost factors of production (labour, water, waste, materials), which can enable higher product output. This was the case for Scanola, a Danish rapeseed processing company, whose non energy benefits included an increase in production capacity by 30-35 per cent.

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